Short Story Now Available

My new short story is now live on Amazon Kindle.
‘What’! Screeched Stacey   is designed to be a good laugh for girls – particularly those with brothers!.

Stacey stood watching as Dad and her brothers tied a long metal ladder and wooden planks to the top of the truck.
She didn’t know what was going on but no way was she missing out!
‘I’m sorry’, said Dad, laughing and patting the top of her head, ‘but girls can’t do this’.
Frowning, Stacey couldn’t think of ANYTHING that girls couldn’t do. Not a single thing!

 

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'What'! Screeched Stacey by [Velikans, Helen]

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Hi Everyone,

I am very excited to announce that the e-book is now live!

Just waiting for the final proofs for the paperback before that goes live too.

As always, I would appreciate honest reviews, particularly since I plan to make this into a series – feel free to post your ideas about this on Facebook or in the comments section on this site.

I would appreciate your feedback

So, just to remind everyone…

‘Tommy to the Rescue’

It is an adventure story for kids aged between 8-13  and will appeal to those who love a little bit of trouble, a story of heroic acts and friendship that lasts forever!

Tommy, or Mr Trouble as his Dad calls him, simply can’t stay out of scrapes, awkward situations or, simply put, TROUBLE!

Luckily Emma, his best friend, is always there to save the day – or can she?

 

3, 2, 1… New Book ( almost ) Live!

Hi Everyone,

I am very excited to announce the final countdown to the launch of my new book…

‘Tommy to the Rescue’

It is an adventure story for kids aged between 8-13  and will appeal to those who love a little bit of trouble, a story of heroic acts and friendship that lasts forever!

Tommy, or Mr Trouble as his Dad calls him, simply can’t stay out of scrapes, awkward situations or, simply put, TROUBLE!

Luckily Emma, his best friend, is always there to save the day – or can she?

Hang in there just a little bit longer to find out!

 

 

 

 

Which One Should I Choose?

Help! I’m Stuck!

I have played around with these and various other covers for my new book and I’ve lost perspective.

I have narrowed it down to 3 and would welcome any suggestions, changes and comments about which would be the better fit.

Title:  Tommy to the Rescue

The book is aimed at early readers ( grades 1 – 3 ) or 7 – 9 year olds.

The setting is that of a weekend fair/fete/festival with extended space for families in caravans and tents stay for the duration of the event. There’s the usual rides, food vans, games, exhibitions etc.

The general plot: Tommy and Emma try out the various rides and activities with Tommy getting into trouble/scrapes along the way. Then everyone is horrified when a young child falls down a crevice/hole too small for an adult to help her.

Current Blurb for the Book

Tommy’s always in trouble! He just doesn’t think about how things might turn out before he does them.

So when Tommy tells Emma that he’s going on a secret trip, she wonders what he’s up to.

 

Please let me know what you think of the covers below:-

 

Cover Tommy to the Rescue

Tommy to the Rescue Cover 2

Tommy to the Rescue Cover 3

Many, many thanks

Helen

e/Learning Courses Under Construction

Note: Course structure is based on ‘A Practical Guide to Storytelling: for large and small groups

written by Helen Velikans which may be purchased through Amazon at  https://goo.gl/rCAXJq

Course Name : ‘Practical Storytelling Techniques’

Subject 1 : ‘Practical Storytelling Techniques  –  Picture Books’

This subject will include : a General Overview, course Outcomes, Module 1 ( Paper-based Materials ) comprising 3 sections and Module 2 ( Reading from a Picture Book ) comprising 6 sections.

Expected period of time to complete each subject -AOP ( At Own Pace ), OL ( Online )

Materials will include: Textual Content, PowerPoint and Podcast Presentations

All subjects will include : Activities, Other Resources, Templates, Q & A Opportunities and options for student/trainer contact where appropriate.

Opt-in to get in on the ground floor for Early Bird Rates and Resources.

 

A New Venture and a Unique Trip Down Memory Lane!

Just finished my first junior fiction novel and what an experience it was!

Based loosely on real life, I guess you could also say that the process also acted as a kind of personal as well as literary therapy.

It was certainly a delightful walk through the past, something I usually tend to avoid – although I’m now at a loss to say why.

For those wonderful people who took the time to assist me with naming my literary cat, I have established a free kindle download period starting on Monday, 5th of October and running for 5 days.

Please take a look at what you all helped to create – plus I would appreciate it if you would leave a review for the book on Amazon.

So! I am very proud to present ………..

‘Merry Christmas’! The box Mum was holding was bare, no brightly coloured paper, no ribbons, no bows, not even a card. Just a plain cardboard box.
That moved!
My life was about to change forever.

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